Author Archives: Dorothy

Now

Dappled delight of dancing day Cheers my heart as I go on my way. Frozen darkness of wintry clime Gone now forever – until the next time. Cycle of darkness and light without end – Darkness light darkness light both … Continue reading

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Release

Golden stream of liquid sound Delights the ear as all around Creation wings, sings. Joys abound. Briars snatch, catch, scratch, and tear At feet, hands, heart, head, bringing tears Of blood to brow o’erwhelm’d with fear. Struggle not, nor wrest, … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday 2018

Give up the chocolate, give up the cheese! Maybe at last I’ll lose weight now – oh please…. Give up the caffeine and give up the wine! Maybe, just maybe I’ll now sleep fine… No! Spirit-led, into the desert now … Continue reading

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Day 5: John of Damascus: Advent Book Club 2017: Unearthly Beauty by Magdalen Smith

Once again Magdalen loses me by the line she chooses to follow. A self-confessed visual person who has studied Art History, icons hold deep meaning for her and I know they do for others. I find them flat, obscure, alienating. … Continue reading

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Advent Book Club 2017: Unearthly Beauty by Magdalen Smith. Day 4: Francis Xavier

Francis Xavier: co-founder of the Jesuits. Francis Xavier: a man who lived in simplicity and risked his life to take the gospel to other lands where it had never before been shared. Francis Xavier: a man who, frustrated by the … Continue reading

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Advent Book Club 2017: Unearthly Beauty by Magdalen Smith Day 3: Charles de Foucauld

The contemplative in action. Contemplative because his life was grounded in silent prayerful adoration of the Other (simply gazing in his mind’s eye on the Other), the Being who gives us all being, the I AM. In action because, rooted … Continue reading

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Advent Book Club 2017: Unearthly Beauty by Magdalen Smith Day 2: Andrew

She lost me when she said that being a disciple of John the Baptist was perhaps a hint of spiritual discipline already woven into Andrew’s life. Historically my understanding is that John the Baptist was a radical revolutionary attempting to … Continue reading

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